Jeong Yong-jin, owner of SSG Landers, responded to and refuted SSG club’s controversy over the secret power through his social network introduction twice a day.
On the 12th, SSG club manager Ryu Seon-gyu announced his intention to resign, and on the 14th, Kim Seong-yong, head of the Futures R&D center, was appointed as the new manager.
However, suspicions arose that an acquaintance who had a close relationship with owner Jeong Yong-jin was involved in the personnel affairs in the resignation of former general manager Ryu Seon-gyu and the appointment of new general manager Kim Seong-yong. Rumors abounded behind the scenes, such as the sudden resignation of former head Ryu and the fact that new head Kim joined the SSG organization only a year ago.
SSG fans are pouring out criticism towards the club when the general manager who led the unified championship resigned and a person who had been rumored to be in charge was appointed as the successor general manager. There was also a high voice asking for clarification on the allegations of secret power through comments on owner Jeong Yong-jin’s social network.
In response, the SSG club issued an official statement on the 14th and said, “We quickly appointed a successor general manager for the stability of the organization. According to the decision of the CEO and the board of directors, the club appointed Sung-yong Kim, head of the Futures R&D Center, as the new head. The allegations of ‘secret powerhouse’ raised by some are not true.”
On the 15th, owner Jeong Yong-jin posted on his SNS, “This is a personal space. Please don’t mistake it for communication. If there are any posts you don’t like or feel uncomfortable with, please let me know in the comments. I will make you invisible forever,” revealing his uncomfortable feelings.
It was in response to some fans pouring out malicious comments in the comments. After the controversy over his resignation as head coach, owner Jeong Yong-jin deleted comments from fans saying, “I want an explanation,” and blocked the comments through his social media.
This further fueled the anger of SSG fans. There was also a lot of disappointment. On the evening of the 15th, owner Jeong Yong-jin revised the introduction on SNS again to reveal his thoughts.
He posted, “Demanding the impossible is not communication. Prove that it is not! The person making the claim must prove that it is. Until you prove it, believe the other person’s words. I am doing the same now.”
He refuted the raising of the allegation of the unscrupulous person by saying, ‘Prove it.’ Owner Jeong Yong-jin is showing a sensitive reaction to the extent of changing the introduction twice a day. 안전놀이터
Meanwhile, some SSG fans started a truck protest in Sangam-dong, Seoul on the 15th. Two trucks were prepared and ‘Incheon baseball does not need a secret power. They criticized the SSG club’s actions, such as “Shinsegae Personal Network Baseball Out”, “Owner Jeong Yong-jin, who kicks out the veteran general manager and puts the secret power manager into pants,” and “Secret power trying to recruit players without the club’s knowledge.”
The club issued a refutation press release, and the owner refuted, saying, ‘Prove it from the side claiming the suspicion’. An uneasy atmosphere continues. It remains to be seen how the SSG club will handle it.